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Chief of Party

AECOM

N'Djamena, Chad

AECOM is a premier, fully integrated professional and technical services firm positioned to design, build, finance and operate infrastructure assets around the world for public- and private-sector clients. With nearly 100,000 employees — including architects, engineers, designers, planners, scientists and management and construction services professionals — serving clients in over 150 countries around the world, AECOM is ranked as the #1 engineering design firm by revenue in
Engineering News-Record magazine’s annual industry rankings, and has been recognized by
Fortune magazine as a World’s Most Admired Company. The firm is a leader in all of the key markets that it serves, including transportation, facilities, environmental, energy, oil and gas, water, high-rise buildings and government. AECOM provides a blend of global reach, local knowledge, innovation and technical excellence in delivering customized and creative solutions that meet the needs of clients’ projects. A
Fortune 500 firm, AECOM companies, including URS Corporation and Hunt Construction Group, have annual revenue of approximately $19 billion.

About the Business Line Government

AECOM works with national and local governments around the world to manage and support critical programs in the areas of defense, security and intelligence; energy and climate change; environmental cleanup and waste management; infrastructure development, protection and resilience; and international development. Our global operations and connected expertise enable us to provide cutting-edge, relevant and cost-effective solutions that help our clients safeguard and enrich society and the world we live in.

Job Summary
AECOM is preparing for a potential upcoming USAID/OTI project in the country of Chad. The Chief of Party (COP) serves as the chief operating officer of this type of initiative, solving problems in short time frames while ensuring operational and programmatic integrity. Working as one team with the USG Country Representative and team, the COP facilitates overall in-country relations with relevant USG institutions; provides oversight of grant and non-grant activities; supervises project staff; and ensures proper subcontracting and grant making. An ideal COP candidate should additionally have the following qualities:
Be willing to have close, daily collaboration with USG in-country staff;
Take programmatic and strategic direction from USG staff, but also be able to operate independently of USG or home office direction and supervision;
Have strong management and leadership skills, including the ability to mentor staff;
Be a “hands on” manager who is actively engaged in all aspects of program management;
Understand USG’s need for direct program communication with all program staff;
Have demonstrated past representational experience with host governments, other donors, and civil society and demonstrated success with inter-agency coordination and joint programming ideally;
Be flexible to potential changes in program objectives, and shifting political contingencies.

Minimum Requirements
A minimum of five (5) years of experience managing USAID programs in complex, high-speed and challenging field operations in developing countries;
Experience with grant management, preferably in-kind and small grants, preferably programs that require various and simultaneous procurements of goods and services and management of providers of short-term technical assistance;
Experience working in developing countries is required, preferably in a fragile or transitional state environment;
Experience in the hiring and supervising of host country local personnel and ensuring, when need arises, that they secure necessary training required to meet program needs;
Financial management experience, including budgeting; financial management (tracking, reporting and accounting); and procurement;
Experience with activity design, development, and implementation;
Fluency in English and French is required.

Preferred Qualifications
Experience in Chad.

What We Offer
AECOM is a place where you can put your innovative thinking and business skills into high gear and work alongside other highly intelligent and motivated people. It's a place where you can apply your skills to some of the world's most challenging, interesting, and meaningful projects worldwide. It's a place that values the diversity of our areas of practice and our people. It's what makes AECOM a great place to work and grow. AECOM is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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